Highways in Anantnag
Highways passing through the district of Anantnag have played a pivotal role to boost up tourism and trade in the region. They connect the city and the stretch of Kashmir Valley with Jammu and other parts of India. These highways are the lifeline of Anantnag as they cater to its demands of transportation and invite more business here. Many major portions of these highways, though, face extreme weather conditions and landslides during the winters leading the travelers on this route stranded for days.
The main highways passing through Anantnag are:
National Highway 1A
This is a flourishing industry of Anantnag district having its existence along NH 1A. One can also buy the famous apples of Shopian on the stretch of this highway falling at Anantnag. The major administrative buildings of Anantnag can also be found along this highway. As such NH 1A forms an integral part of Anantnag district in Kashmir valley. Projects are being undertaken for four lanning of this highway from Qazigund to Srinagar. They will also improve the amenities and facilities for the travelers passing through this highway.
National Highway 1B
National Highway 1B also passes through the tough conditions of soaring heights near Sinthan Top and areas near Anantnag. It is very prone to landslides in rainy season. As such, travelers passing through this highway should remain cautious about the driving conditions and weather before hand to reach their destinations safely through this highway. It is a slightly longer highway but with comparatively less difficulties as compared to National Highway 1A. But still, it has greatly reduced the distance from Srinagar to Anantnag and Kishtwar. It can also be termed as an alternative route to Kashmir valley.